BLACK TERN

(Chlidonias niger)

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Roberts VI / VII 337 / 341
Clements 2000 68.0360
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
61-51

 

 
A small bird (23 to 24 cm), breeding in the temperate Holarctic and migrating to the southern hemisphere. It is a common non-breeding migrant to the Namibian coast, but an uncommon vagrant elsewhere. It inhabits the open ocean, quiet coastal waters and inland lakes, and lives off insects and offal.

 

List of Stamps showing Black Tern

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No stamps issued